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25% salary hike announced for healthcare staff on COVID duty across Lucknow & other UP districts!

Sanitation workers and other frontline warriors will also be offered extra compensations for their services in these crucial times.

Issuing an official statement, the Uttar Pradesh government has declared a 25% salary hike for doctors and nursing staff deployed in COVID wards of hospitals across the state. Additionally, reports state that sanitation workers and other frontline warriors will also be offered extra compensations for their services in these crucial times. This move by the state administration is preceded by an unprecedented jump in COVID infections, which has increased the burden on the medical infrastructure.

Students of medical & nursing courses to be roped in for COVID services

Informing about the latest intervention, a tweet by the CM Office account, affirmed that the honorariums have been increased to motivate professionals for their continuous efforts. After a year of battle against the pandemic, the second COVID wave has stretched the works of the medical fraternity beyond its limits.

At some places, doctors have been away from their families for weeks, guaranteeing regular care and attention to the COVID patients. In view of their relentless efforts, this appraisal comes at the right instance. As per reports, the additional amount will be provided for the isolation period as well, which succeeds duty in the COVID ward.

In a bid to expand the pool of healthcare professionals in the state, the administrative establishment is also trying to rope in final-year students from medical and paramedical courses. In addition to this, a list of retired nurses and doctors, experienced professionals and ex-servicemen, is also being prepared, who will supplement the fight against COVID in emergency situations. As per reports, the government has also stated that special emoluments will be given to such hired individuals.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

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Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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